The company said it will use a mix of industrial astronauts and advanced robotic systems to provide a strategically-assured, continuous supply of propellants for spacecraft.
Did anyone else read this as the "industrial astronauts and advanced robotic systems" will be used as "a continuous supply of propellants for spacecraft?"
Wouldn't seeing a cow, car, or giant rock moving across the field of battle look a little suspicious? Wouldn't the enemy just shoot it anyway, especially after the first shot was fired? The worst that would happen is that they go "Nope, that one was an actual cow." (or an equivalent Arabic phrase). I guess it would be somewhat effective in a land war against India or other Buddhist nations... The tank would have to use a one-shot one-kill weapon for this to be effective.
When I was a lad building your own house meant fighting the indigenous people and moving them off the land...
I'm not saying there's no one alive who's that old, necessarily, but if there is, you can bet they don't know how to "write on the inter-webs."
"I keep a Pentium Pro CPU on my desk underneath my monitor because it reminds me of simpler times."
You kids and your new shit. Nothing simple about a 32-bit CISC chip. When I was a kid we had 8-bit CPUs and liked it!
I had a 24 bit mainframe with 128Kwords of memory. And loved it.
24 bit? Luxury! We only one second-hand bit that had been wired to ground.
Uphill, both ways!
I recall my first computer (that I bought for myself, not the family's) was an Atari 800XL with 64K of RAM. I still have the old box in storage, and I swear it says on the back "What will YOU do with all the EXTRA MEMORY?" Incidentally, it still had a slot for game cartridges on top.
Oh, and to answer the initial question, I watch "WarGames," "Sneakers," "The Net," or if I'm feeling really old-school, "Hackers." Especially the part where they all start rattling off the specs to Angelina Jolie's laptop, while practically drooling on themselves (and not because of her!).
"OMG SHINY APPS!!!". Next thing you know, the economy is down for good, the chinese take over...
Oh, is that why the characters in the Firefly 'verse speak Chinese and use the word "shiny" all the time? That explains a LOT!!
...and ooey, gooey caramel.
So the news is always, China "steals" from the US. Is this really the rule, and the US never "steals" from China?
The US can't steal from China, Chinese hax0rs are too 1337!
Phantomation: Wait, did you just say 'excellent' because I said 'excellent?'
Kinect: Uh, no.
No, no, no. You see, in the EULA that no-one reads they claim ownership of anything you upload. It won't be gone just 'cause you are.
Good point! Make sure to delete all your profile pics first, then follow previous directions.
You can't opt out, unless...
You can easily opt out. Account menu, Account Settings, Deactivate. Done, your opted out.
Oh, you could also just NOT "check in" from every stupid location you go to!
...but other than Caprica, what exactly does SyFy have going for it now?
Don't forget Eureka and Warehouse 13!!
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is precisely 1 bananosecond.